Saturday, January 3, 2015

1/3/15 The 'Walled City' in Kowloon

http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/31/travel/kowloon-walled-city

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2139914/A-rare-insight-Kowloon-Walled-City.html

In 1984 I spent the summer traveling in Asia, which included a week in Hong Kong. After watching a televised news story about the residents of the Walled City, I asked someone to give me a tour of what amounted to a large square city block in the midst of Kowloon over which neither the Chinese nor the British claimed jurisdiction. We descended into a maze of dark/damp alleyways which dipped and climbed past small shops and living spaces. An intricate network of overhead conduits/naked wires presumably supplied the power for lighting, whereas water was fed through an improvised network of dripping pipes. An extraordinary experience.

3 comments:

  1. What if there was a very substantial euro depreciation for 2015?

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  2. DB - Ask is a whole dollar lower, wow.....

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